The View is a live, one-hour daily talk show from ABC featuring moderator Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Candace Cameron Bure, Michelle Collins, Paula Faris and Raven-Symoné. It is the original forum in which real women discuss everyday issues, share their opinions and engage in colorful conversations.

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Type: Talk Show

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 1997-08-11

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The View is an American talk show that was conceived by broadcast journalist Barbara Walters and television producer Bill Geddie. It has aired on ABC as part of the network's daytime programming block since August 11, 1997. The show broadcasts live from the ABC Broadcast Center in New York City, featuring a multi-generational panel of women as co-hosts, who discuss the day's “Hot Topics” ranging from sociopolitical to entertainment news. While the show primarily spotlights conversations between its panelists, it also regularly features interview segments with prominent figures, such as celebrities and politicians. Throughout its run, The View has had a total of 21 co-hosts of varying characteristics and ideologies, with the original panel comprising Walters, broadcast journalist Meredith Vieira, lawyer Star Jones, then-newcomer Debbie Matenopoulos, and comedian Joy Behar. The number of permanent co-hosts featured on the show ranges from four to eight women, with the panel currently consisting of Behar, actress Whoopi Goldberg, Good Morning America Weekend anchor Paula Faris, ABC News correspondent Sara Haines, lawyer Sunny Hostin, and political commentator Meghan McCain. In addition, the show often makes use of male and female guest panelists. Since its inception, The View has won 30 Daytime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Talk Show and Outstanding Talk Show Host. The show has also received positive reviews from The New York Times, Slate, Entertainment Weekly, New York Post, and HuffPost. Beginning in 2007, the show became subject to on-air controversies and media criticism due to frequent changes in its panel of co-hosts, subsequently causing a decline in ratings. In 2014, the show was transferred from the helm of the entertainment division to that of ABC News, which led to a viewership growth and warmer critical response. In 2017, the show became the only broadcast daytime program to see a rise in its overall audience from the previous season.

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In November 2008, the show's post-election day telecast garnered the biggest audience in the show's history at 6.2 million in total viewers, becoming the week's most-watched program in daytime television. It was surpassed on July 29, 2010, during which former President Barack Obama first appeared as a guest on The View, which garnered a total of 6.6 million viewers. In 2013, the show was reported to be averaging 3.1 million daily viewers, which outpaced rival talk show The Talk. In 2014, the May 16 farewell to Barbara Walters garnered 5.2 million total viewers, ranking as the show's fourth most-watched broadcast. In September 2014, the season 18 premiere, which marked the return of Rosie O'Donnell, drew the show's second largest season premiere audience to date of 3.902 million viewers. In January 2015, it was reported that the show's viewership was down nine percent among its target demographic of women 25–54. In August 2017, it was reported that season 20 of the series averaged 2.816 million total viewers per episode, marking its most-watched season in three years while also becoming the only broadcast daytime show to grow its overall audience from the previous season. During the first week in November, the show averaged 2.94 million viewers, the fourth week in a row with year-to-year gains. In January 2018, The View saw another rise in viewership, as it was reported to be averaging 3.273 million daily viewers, giving the show its largest lead since the 2012–2013 season.

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